Personal finance has never been more complicated. The typical family has to make a host of decisions ranging from retirement investing to paying down debt to buying insurance. And that says nothing of credit scores, emergency funds, 529 plans, and HSAs.
As kids, we've all fantasized about growing up and becoming rich and famous. But for celebrity kids, success is something that they're born with. Thanks to their already well-known names, some of these Hollywood kids are carving out their own slice of fame.
Do you consider your bank account to be an accurate indicator of your success in comparison to your fellow humans on planet earth? Well, then BRAVO! Well done! Because there are at least 3,500,000,000 people who survive (barely) on less that what you paid for your cup of coffee or tea this morning.
It's tempting to fixate on the dollar amount of your paycheck. But the fact is: What matters far more is what you do with those dollars -- and what you allow those dollars to do for you over time. True financial freedom doesn't happen until you've put your money to work for you.
Existing and aspiring homeowners need to band together with a strong and singular voice to protect and promote sustainable homeownership for all segments of America, lest we continue to foreclose on our future. As recent history has demonstrated, we must be especially mindful during budget crises.